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the heat over the government's secret surveillance program. dan lothian is live in martha's vineyard in massachusetts. dan. >> reporter: hello. the president indeed on the first full day of his nine day vacation on martha's vineyard. as he pointed out the debate over the nsa, leaks and edward snowden continues. more on that story after this break. i'm beth... and i'm michelle. and we own the paper cottage. it's a stationery and gifts store. anything we purchase for the paper cottage goes on our ink card. so you can manage your business expenses and access them online instantly with the game changing app from ink. we didn't get into business to spend time managing receipts, that's why we have ink. we like being in business because we like being creative, we like interacting with people. so you have time to focus on the things you love. ink from chase. so you can. >>> welcome back to the "newsroom." i'm fredericka whitfield. a look at the top stories crossing the desk. number one, a 16-year-old girl abducted nearly a week ago is expected to reunite with her family today. hannah anderso
. >>> and perhaps you've seen this gripping news report from president obama's vacation in martha's vineyard this week. >> after arriving here in martha's vineyard, there was a bit more visibility of something else. the president's golf game. >> but as the first day of the agenda, do you go to the black dog, do you go to oak bluffs, what do you do? >> i expect throughout the week we'll see him take a few trips to get ice cream. >> yep, it's the annual rite of summer as the press descends on the president's vacation and tries to make news. we'll look at just how creative they can get. i'm joanne lipman, and this is "reliable sources." >>> egypt dominated the headlines this week as the military cracked down on supporters of former president mohamed morsi, who was ousted last month. more than 600 people have been killed, more than 4,000 injured over the past four days. the violence in cairo has taken a grim toll on members of the media covering the protests. sky news cameraman nick dean, who died after being shot on wednesday, was the 1,000th journalist killed in the line of duty since 1992 whe
forward to it. >>> it is vacation time for president obama, but before the president left for martha's vineya vineyard, he had some strong words for nsa leaker edward snowden. now snowden's father is hitting back. cnn's dan lothian is in martha's vineyard with more. good morning, dan. >> reporter: good morning, carol. well, you know, for the president, yes, he's on vacation but it's always a working vacation, and he can't escape the snowden case. the nsa leaker's father delivering a harsh rebuke while at the time strongly defending his son and insisting that the light and the truth will shine through. president obama in vacation mode, on a martha's vineyard golf course, showing a bit of frustration after missing a putt. while nsa leaker edward snowden's father appeared on a sunday morning talk show taking aim at the president and a republican congressman who has labeled his son a traitor. >> my son has spoken the truth. he has sacrificed more than either the president of the united states or peter king have ever in their political careers or their american lives. >> reporter: lon sno
in. our white house correspondent dan lothian is in martha's vineyard where the first family is on vacation. dan, why did president obama decide to take this step this week? he canceled joint military exercises between the u.s. and the egyptian military. >> reporter: that's right. he did, brianna. and the main reason is because of the escalating violence on the ground in egypt which you have just been talking about. the president condemning that violence, condemning the actions of the interim military government there and the security forces, but also there's been this sort of level of frustration within the obama administration at the slow pace of the transition from this military interim government to a democratically elected civilian government. the obama administration, at least officials within the administration, had been discussing this as an option. in fact, back in june at the time that the administration decided to delay the delivery of those f-16s, it was brought up as an option to pull out of these biannual exercises known as bright star, but it was only on wednes
. it was the company's second demolition in two months. wow, look at that thing. >>> i want to talk about martha ryan, has made life better for more than 80,000 new moms helping them break the cycle of poverty, homelessness and addiction, that makes her our cnn hero of the week. >> years ago my daughter and i were homeless. my main priority was to get high. then i got pregnant again, and i was, like, what am i doing? i need to change. >> i have never met a woman who wanted to hurt her unborn baby. but i've met a lot of women that did not know how to do the right thing. the common denominator is poverty. and poverty is an accident of birth. pregnancy is a wonderful window of opportunity. a mother can turn her life around. my name is martha ryan and i help expectant mothers, many who are homeless break the cycle of poverty for good. you know, you can't just be saved, you have to do the work yourself. i learned very early on that prenatal care alone was not enough. we will help you with housing as well. these women needed help with complex issues. and now we serve the entire family. >> thank you so much
in the united states of america but if martha ryan gets her way that's going to end. have a listen to this. >> years ago my daughter and i were homeless. my main priority was to get high. then i got pregnant again, and i was like what am i doing. i need to change. >> i have never met a woman who wanted to hurt herr unborn baby but i met a lot of women that did not want to do the right thing. the common denominator is poverty. poverty is an accident of birth. pregnancy is a wonderful window of opportunity. a mother can turn her life around. my name is martha ryan and i help expecting mothers many break the cycle of poverty for good. you can't just be saved. you have to do the work yourself. i learned early on that prenatal care was not enough. >> we need a place to stay as soon as possible. >> we'll help you with housing as well. >> these women needed help with complex issues and now we serve the entire family. s >> thank you so much. >> given opportunities nothing stops them. >> getting over my addiction wasn't the hardest part. >> i love you. >> getting my kids stable. finding my confiden
in martha's vineyard showing frustration after missing a putt. edward snowden's father appeared on a talk show taking aim at the president and a congressman who labeled his son as a traitor. >> my son spoke the truth. he sacrificed more than the president or peter king has ever in their political lives. >> reporter: he was talking about the prevacation news conference. the younger snowden's actions created good. >> i don't think he was a patriot. he's been charged with three felonies. >> reporter: snowden's father will travel to russia to help his son fight the charges. >> we have a date, which we won't disclose. >> reporter: it's the frenzy that snowden claims it will make it difficult for his son to get a fair hearing if he returns to the u.s. >> i want my son to come home if the justice system is going to be applied correctly. >> reporter: dan lothian, cnn, martha's vineyard. >>> in egypt, the latest move to kick morsi out of camps is on hold. police were preparing to block access to camps. this is an attempt to cut off supplies like food and water. they spent the weekend building rein
with the president who is on vacation in martha's vineyard. dan, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, chris. for the president it's always a working vacation. he can't escape the snowden case, the nsa leaker's father delivering that harsh rebuke. but from the white house so far, no comment. president obama in vacation mode on a ven vin golf course, showing a bit of frustration after missing a putt, while nsa leaker edward snowden as father appeared on a sunday among talk show, taking aim at the president and a republican congressman who has labelled his son a traitor. >> my son has spoken the truth and sacrificed more than the president of the united states or peter king ever. >> i don't think mr. snowden was a patriot. the fact is he's been charged with three felonies. >> reporter: now snowden's father says he and his attorney will be traveling to russia soon to help his son fight those charges. >> reporter: it's the frenzy that lon snowden claims will make it difficult for his son to get a fair hearing if he returns to the u.s. >> i want my son to come home if the justice system that we'r
window of opportunity. a mother can turn her life around. >> my name is martha ryan, and i help expected mothers, many who are homeless break the cycle of poverty for good. you can't just be saved. you have to do the work yourself. i learned very early on, prenatal care was not enough. we will help you with housing, as well. these women needed help with complex issues, and now we serve the entire family. >> thank you so much. >> you're so welcome. given opportunities, nothing stops them. >>ti
for security reasons. >>> president obama is wrapping up an eight-day vacation on martha's vineyard. his break included lots of golfing. among his partners, seinfeld producer, larry david. the president hits the roads later this week to highlight his proposals for helping the middle class. his campaign-style bus tour will take him to syracuse and binghamton, new york. he travels to scranton, pennsylvania, friday. now back to "fareed zakaria g " gps". >>> entrepreneurial is not the first word or one of the first ten words that come to my mind when i think of the arab world, but my next guest is here to tell me that i'm wrong and the media is missing a big story in that part of the world. chris schroeder is a washington-based entrepreneur and venture capitalist himself. he has a new book called "start uprising, the entrepreneurial revelation, remaking the middle east." as i say, when you tell people this, their first reaction must be you're talking about -- >> as you know from your travel there are mulltiple generations of entrepreneurship but people don't think of it as a technology hub which
. he spent the last week with his family on martha's vineyard but he won't be home for too long. cnn political editor, paul steinhauser explains why in this political week ahead. >> reporter: hey, fred. president barack obama hits the road thursday as he kicks off a two day bus tour and then motors through pennsylvania, the push making college more affordable. the swing is the latest in a series of events mr. obama is doing on the road this summer to highlight how he's trying to help out the middle class. >> i'm laying out my ideas to give the middle class a better shot. >> reporter: the president's health care law will be in the spotlight this week as a leading conservative group holds a series of de-fund obamacare town halls. senator jim mint, head of the heritage foundation will headline the town halls and senator cruz will join him at the second one in details. >> we have an opportunity between now and accept 30th to de-fund obamacare. >>> and in new hampshire, the state that kicks off the presidential primary process, sparking more speculation, he may run for the white house. >>
to change their lives. that is inspiring. >> those babies are so cute. martha ryan, you're my hero. thank you for watching. i'm ashleigh banfield with this type for this weekend, close your blinds. i'll see you on monday with our brand new show. "around the world" starts now. >>> a new terror threat and a chilly relationship with russia. they are tough topics the president will discuss today at his news conference. >> two turkish airline pilots kidnapped. >>> oprah winfrey says she's a target of racism. she wanted to look at a $38,000 bag in switerland but the clerk wouldn't let her. >>> it's not clear if this is connected to the broader threat that prompted closing 19 embassies and consulates. they ordered all to leave. officials say the decision was in response to specific threats against the consulate. >> pakistan remains a hot bed of violence internal and external. the city is home to extremists who have sympathy to al qaeda. >> they have been working with the pakistani military. from russia with love might have been a great movie but there's little between the u.s. and russia now. >>
it cannabis. >> okay. okay. even though you're known as the martha stewart of marijuana. by the way, why were you known as that? >> i was one of the first women to come out of the closet from the corporate sector but i had a magazine i built a 6.5 million dollar company and had my own line of products. >> no disrespect, cheryl, if this carries on being legalized over america this is the biggest ca-ching you'll have. >> i wanted to lead and it be a good role model for other people to provide jobs. the bottom line is cannabis is here to stay. the tooth paste is out of the tube. it's not going away. it's not only a plant to heal a multitude of illnesses but heal the economy and provide programs for single mothers that need child care. we're losing more veterans in this country from ptsd and suicide and cannabis was recognized as being helpful -- >> that is very true. that is true. i mean, a lot of these things you can see it could be helpful for. there will be people, let me talk to you about this, amy, there will be people talking saying i'm not buying it. i have kids. if they take cannabis, th
. he's expected to leave tomorrow for a week-long vacation with his family on martha's vineyard. he covered everything from the controversy over edward snowden and he had some fascinating words about mr. snowden to the investigation of benghazi and his constant battle with congressional republicans, especially over health care. we will delve into all the news and get reactions from top republicans. let's begin with jessica yellin. jessica joins us from the east room where the president just wrapped up. jessica, as i said, a range of topics but his statement in the thrust of what the president seemed to want to talk about were the surveillance programs that edward snowden shined so much light on. >> reporter: he laid out a framework for more information to come from the administration in the next weeks i think with declassifying, indicating they are going to declassify some programs. today what we're learning are the broad framework that sort of allows the nsa to collect their surveillance and the legal thinking behind their justifications for the surveillance, but we're going to get
is enjoying the last few hours of vacation on martha's vineyard. hoechbs the links. yesterday he played a round of golf with comedian larry david. the president returns to washington tonight. >>> tomorrow, south african olympic printer oscar pistorius will be indicted. he's charged with murdering his girlfriend who would have turned 30 on monday. as cnn's robyn curnow reports, both sides are bracing for a long trial in a case that captured the attention of the world. >> hi, i'm reva. >> reporter: she was one of south africa's top models and on monday she would have turned 30. >> here it comes. >> reporter: august 19th, instead marked by a return of court for her boyfriend oscar pistorius. the second appearance since being granted bail in february. the olympic star is charged with the premeditated murder. he said it was a tragic mistake. he heard noises and thought she was an intruder. the state says it was intentional. and after a two-month delay, the prosecution says the investigation is finished and their indictment is ready. so now on monday we start to get an indication of which of
continue to talk about this when he gets back from martha's vineyard and other officials press on it as well. he mentioned in his remarks. we didn't air it but the attorney general referenced the president's comments about the trayvon martin verdict. i'll read a bit what the president said. he said the african-american community is knowledgeable there's a history of racial disparity in the application of our criminal laws. everything from the death penalty to endorsement of drug laws. that's something the president pointed out when we came to the briefing room friday afternoon when we were all standing there. he gave such emotional remarks. this is something you see is deeply personal. important to them you mention they want to do it on the federal level but they also see too bills in the senate that both men think could get some traction. i think they will be working with congress to try to get something done. >> we will have to wait and see. this seems like a bipartisan issue here. thank you so much. we do have breaking news to share with you in the whitey bulger case. there'
, michelle obama, biking with her family friday on martha's vineyard and opening up to parade about raising 15-year-old malia and 12-year-old sasha. what i tell my kids is i'm preparing you for college and life so, having independence, knowing how to set your own boundaries, figuring out how to make that balance. asked about these comments to wcax -- >> as a busy single mother or busy mother -- >> she said, i give my husband credit, he knows who their friends are, their schedule, but he is not making the calls to the dance studio to figure out what classes they're taking next year. mrs. obama has also made it to point to promote healthy eating and exercise, often serving as first example. ♪ taking on jimmy fallon in a fitness battle and teaching workout moves to kids and the coveted cover model is not above a little vanity. i have never felt more confident in myself, more clear on who i am as a woman. i want to be this really fly i8, 90-year-old. i asked her former campaign chief of staff how she'll be remembered. >> fun, passionate. a good mom. a great spouse. somebody that so many women
was going operational with a strike plan. here in the u.s., the osprey aircraft -- arrived at martha's vineyard this weekend aboard it. the sleek tilt row tar aircraft takes off like a helicopter and flies like an airplane. the osprey has a crash past. right now the plan is for the president's travel detail not president obama himself to fly on this aircraft. >>> it may be a quiet week on the hill, but president obama was far from silent about a slew of topics during a news conference friday. although his assertion that edward snowden was not a patriot for leaking details about top secret u.s. surveillance programs was brushed aside today by snowden's father. listen. >> in terms of him characterizing my son like a patriot or peter king who call him a traitor, what i would say is my son has spoken the truth. he has sacrificed more than either the president of the united states or peter king have ever in their american lives. so how they choose to characterize him really doesn't carry weight with me. >> joining me now to break it down, cnn commentator elsie granderson. and then later o
will led off on his vacation to martha's vineyard and be gone for eight or ten days. >> i think multipart questions, try to get three all into one, if you can. tell me about the president made it a point to tell congress he was going to get stuff done with or without them. he talked about executive orders and picking up the phone, talking to ceos and university presidents. how important is it for this news conference to set is stage for the battles with the congressional republicans. all these things we'll see in the months ahead. congress is in recess right now. the members are back in their districts or traveling. a lot of them are doing town hall meetings. this will be an opportunity for the president to reach a wide audience. not only the cable networks but i suspect the broadcast networks will want to take the news conference live. the president will have a big audience. it's an opportunity for him to try to set the stage and september will be a really difficult month for the administration. congress has to pass a budget for the end of the month. they have to raise the nation's debt
is dealing with the crisis in egypt while on vacation. the president is in martha's vineyard with his family. today is his last full day off there. he heads back to the white house tomorrow. >>> for generations, we have heard about area 51, the place in nevada that's synonymous in popular culture with government secrecy and ufos. well, it turns out it does exist. as cnn's dan simon shows us, it's been one of the biggest worst kept secrets of the cia. >> reporter: hollywood has long shown an obsession with area 51. >> welcome to earth. >> reporter: from aliens to ufos, it helped fuel a perception that the government has been holding onto top secret information about this remote facility in the nevada desert. until now, it had only really existed in places like "the x files" on television. but newly released cia documents officially acknowledge the site for the first time. annie jacobsen spent several years researching area 51, publishing her findings in a book. >> this has kind of become a national pastime and a great debate, you know, about aliens. and the locuk locus of this is 51. >> if yo
an eight-day vacation on martha's vineyard. his break included lots of golfing. among his partner, seinfeld producer larry david. >>> the president hits the road later this week to highlight his proposals for helping the middle class. his campaign-style bus tour will take him to buffalo, syracuse and binghamton, new york. unemployment in all three cities is well above 7%. he will also travel to scranton, pennsylvania, friday. >>> the president isn't the only one taking a road trip. the heritage foundation's defund obama care town tour kicks off tomorrow in fayetteville, arkansas. the conservative think tank led by jim demint will hold nine town hall gatherings across the country over the next 11 days. i'll be covering senator ted cruz's appearance at tuesday's event in dallas. >>> showing it's never too early to lay the groundwork for a potential 2016 presidential run, vice president biden travels to maine this week to headline a fund-raiser for new hampshire governor maggie kusan. ted cruz will be in new hampshire wednesday to deliver the key address. new hampshire holds the president's fi
this afternoon before the first family heads off to martha's vineyard tomorrow for a nine-day vacation. >> and a home coming tonight of sorts for beleaguered rodriguez. here's the question, will the hometown crowd cheer a-rod or give him the bronx cheer? go to cnn newday.com for the latest. >> this is amazing video. stalking one of the world's most dangerous predators. most of us fear getting close to a great white for a good reason but a team of scientists is seeking them out. it pa it's part of a mission to find out more about shark habits. brian todd joins us with much, much more. you know my love for sharks. >> absolutely. >> we got a chance to tag along with these guys. we are at the height of the season for the migration of the great white sharks. these are a vulnerable species. on the research vessel, a team of scientists and fish ermen hae launched one of the most vicious projects to tag and track great chi white sharks. the way they do it will make your heart stop. >> this summer the movie "sha "sharknado" is drawing us back in. how's this for a scare? you're inches away from
turn her life around. my name is martha ryan and i hope pregnant women break the cycle for good. you can't just be saved. you have to do the work yourself. >> i learned very early on that prenatal care alone was not enough. >> we need a place to stay as soon as possible. >> we'll help you with housing as well. >> these women needed help with complex issues and now we serve the entire family. >> thank you so much. >> you're so welcome. >> given opportunities, nothing stops them. >> getting over my addiction wasn't the hardest part. >> i love you. >> getting my kids stable, finding my confidence. >> smaller circles. >> i work here now. i am so happy to be able to relay the things i learned to moms. this program gave me the tools and i found myse self-worth. >> their ability to change their lives, that's inspiring. >> and we need your help to find great stories like this one. go to cnnheroes.com right now and nominate someone you know who is making a difference and deserves to be recognized. >>> time is running out for an ohio couple. they are taking on the state to make a dying wish co
save those questions for tomorrow. the president is holding a news conference and is heading to martha's vineyard this weekend. jay carney during the news conference joked that president obama might just name his next federal chairman, chairman of the from. we should point out that president obama almost did just that in 2009. he renominated bernanke to that position back then. you can't rule out any news when the president is on vacation. >> we'll have live coverage of the president's news conference tomorrow here on cnn. thanks, jim acosta, for that report. coming up, it's been almost a week since the global terror alert. it is the threat over. do those warnings do more harm than good? i'm going to speak about it live. the former director of national intelligence, retired navy general dennis blair is here in the situation room. >> research verse scored a major break through in one of the world's most devastating diseases, malaria. stop for no one. what? it's red hot deal days. get $100 off the samsung galaxy note ii with features like pop-up play. lets you use any app while watching
in martha's vineyard. that hasn't happened. there's no indication it's going to happen any time soon. a pretty significant disappointment. >> look, the president has a lot on his plate, wolf. he's trying to re-enact the grand bargain with the republicans to come up with a very strong yobs program and do something about tax reform. on immigration reform, look, speaker boehner can control this situation. there are about 17 or 21 republicans who are eager to sign on to an immigration bill. what we need speaker boehner to do is to release those republicans. get away from the rule which requires him to only use republican votes. basically come up with a compromise for the democrats and we can have comprehensive immigration reform. >> you think that's going to happen? >> immigration reform is a very tough challenge. everybody up on capitol hill, i think, is unhappy with the current system. everybody out in the country i think is unhappy with the current system. but the process by which they're going to reform it, it's going to take a long time. there are significant challenges. i think wit
between privacy versus security. >> dan lothian out in martha's vineyard with the president, where he's vacationing. thanks very much, dan, for that. let's bring in our national security contributor, fran townsend, security adviser to president bush. she serves on the cia's external advisory board. thanks, fran, for coming in. i think it's fair to say we wouldn't know about any of this if it weren't for edward snowden, is that right? >> that's mostly right, wolf. look, there are regular reports filed with congress. senator dianne feinstein acknowledged as much today in a public statement, about these missteps. when there's an inadvertent collection or there's a mistaken collection, those things have to be reported to congress, and they do that on a regular basis. >> but that would be secret stuff. >> that's right. >> the public wouldn't have a clue about any of this if it had not been for snowden's leaks. >> no, that's right, that's exactly right. but let's be clear, wolf, there are reasons for that, right? and there are procedures. there are inspectors general and there are these rep
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